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Lashon Hara: On the Consequences of Hate Speech
An exhibition of textiles by Robin Atlas

December 3, 2014 – March 6, 2015

Exhibit can be viewed Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Opening reception Wednesday, December 3, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

An exhibition of 20 mixed media works exploring the impact of lashon hara (“evil speech” in Hebrew.) To be accompanied by a series of workshops, discussions and artist lectures. Sponsored by the Jewish Art Salon.

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Helpers, Heroes and Liberators
Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe

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Spring 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, the death of Anne Frank, and end of World War II in Europe. To commemorate these monumental events which altered the course of history, The Anne Frank Center USA will present two special exhibitions and series of programs that honor the victims, survivors and “upstanders” of World War II—the helpers, heroes and liberators. By focusing on personal stories of Holocaust survivors and the righteous rescuers who helped so many, the Center will honor the memory and legacy of Anne Frank and all those who perished 70 years ago. These programs reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that new generations know this essential history and learn to apply the lessons of the Holocaust to today’s world.

All commemorative events are free for Holocaust survivors

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A special performance of Letters from Anne and Martin
to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March

Saturday March 7 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

A Family Program for ages 10 and up

adults $8 and seniors/students $5
$20 for a family ticket (consisting of 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children)

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com

Join The Anne Frank Center USA as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march, which led to the passing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, with a performance of our signature theater piece, Letters from Anne and Martin. Our original production combines the iconic voices of Anne Frank and Martin Luther King, Jr. Developed from excerpts from The Diary of Anne Frank and Dr. King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, the piece evokes the important messages from these legendary figures, as they write of their hopes and plans for a peaceful and unified world.

Followed by a Q&A with the performers, and an interactive workshop.

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Artifacts and Memory: The Drawings of Nancy Patz

Part of the Helpers, Heroes and Liberators season*
commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe

March 11 – April 30

Exhibit can be viewed Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Opening reception Wednesday, March 11, 2015 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Inspired by an object on display at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, author and illustrator Nancy Patz’s beautiful, moving series of pencil drawings from 2003 titled Who Was the Woman Who wore the Hat? comprises subdued watercolors and old photographs.Historical and personal, these images, and the story they tell, bring the reality of the Holocaust into sharp focus through an unknown woman’s hat. The series is displayed for the first time as an exhibition at The Anne Frank Center USA, along with a selection from The Artifacts Drawings, a 2014 series exploring Holocaust artifacts and memory.

To be accompanied by a series of workshops and artist lectures.

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Funding provided by the Puffin Foundation West

 

Framing Memories
A Family Program with artist Nancy Patz

Part of the Helpers, Heroes and Liberators season*
commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe

Saturday March 14 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

adults $8 and seniors/students $5
$20 for a family ticket (consisting of 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children)
*All commemorative events in 2015 are free for Holocaust survivors.

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com

As part of her current exhibit, Artifacts and Memory, artist Nancy Patz will lead a collage workshop for young people, honoring a special object or treasure which they will bring with them that day. Participants will create a framed and matted collage with the use of mixed media and craft materials, which they can take home, celebrating the importance of their artifact . All materials are provided.

Suggested age: 8 and up

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Funding provided by the Puffin Foundation West

 

The Poetry of Artifacts
A lecture and workshop with Dr. Karen Shawn

Part of the Helpers, Heroes and Liberators season*
commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe

Wednesday March 18 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

adults $8 and seniors/students $5
*All commemorative events in 2015 are free for Holocaust survivors.

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com

Join Dr. Karen Shawn, visiting associate professor of Jewish education at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration of Yeshiva University, for a special workshop in conjunction with the current exhibition Artifacts and Memory: The Drawings of Nancy Patz. The workshop integrates a lecture and film screening, and offers participants the opportunity to read, reflect on, and respond to Holocaust poetry and survivor testimony written about specific artifacts that sustained survivors during and after the Holocaust.

Funding provided by the Puffin Foundation West

 

Remembering Anne Frank – A tribute to her life and legacy

Part of the Helpers, Heroes and Liberators season*
commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe

Saturday March 21 from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

adults $8 and seniors/students $5
*All commemorative events in 2015 are free for Holocaust survivors.

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com

Please join us for this special tribute to the life and legacy of Anne Frank, featuring Anne’s second cousin, Monica Smith, who will share her memories of the young writer and discuss her own experiences during the war. The program will include a screening of excerpts from documentary films about Anne Frank.

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